Covid-19 restrictions will be in place on Norway’s national day on May 17th for the second year running, the government has made clear.
- Where events are allowed, gatherings should be avoided across municipal boundaries, and that all planned events should take place locally
- May 17th parades are covered by Covid-19 restrictions regarding events. If events are advised against or prohibited, then they shouldn’t take place
- If there is a risk that children’s parades, which are a big part of May 17th celebrations, will lead to a gathering of people, they should be cancelled.
- In areas where events are prohibited, marching bands will still be able to play for residents in announced pop-up performances
- Marching band practice ahead of May 17th must follow national and local advice.
Current national rules for gatherings and socialising apply. They are:
- You can have five guests in private homes and cabins, provided you can keep a one-meter distance.
- Outside private homes, so in places such as restaurants and rented accommodation, ten people can meet indoors and 20 outdoors.
- At indoor public events, a maximum of ten people can meet without a fixed allocated seating plan in place.
- 100 people can be hosted at indoor events with a fixed designated seating plan
- At public events, 200 people can gather outdoors, or up to 600 if split into three separate groups, with a fixed seating plan.